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Prairies are underappreciated by much of the general public, even in states and provinces where prairies are (or were) the dominant landform. They’re often seen as boring, drab, weedy, or otherwise uninteresting. One of my goals in life is to … Continue reading
If found this dragonfly encased in dew a couple weeks ago as I walked through a small prairie here in Aurora. I’m sure someone reading this will be able to tell me what species it is – I don’t know … Continue reading
Here are three photos from the last couple weeks that didn’t fit into any particular story or theme. Each is from a different prairie, and each was the result of a quick opportunistic stop in the midst of doing something else. The pitcher sage photo … Continue reading
Every visit to a prairie is different – partially because the prairie is always changing, and partially because I focus on different aspects or species each time. This week, I was near Griffith Prairie (owned and managed by my friends … Continue reading
Another photo from the archives this week – June, 1996, in fact. These cottonwood leaves were lying on the sandy bank of a small stream at The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve. A cluster of leaves had fallen from a … Continue reading
Ok, I know milkweed seeds have been done to death by photographers. I, personally, have somewhere around a zillion milkweed seed photos. But milkweed seeds in the winter? With hoar frost? And a snowy background? That’s just magic. How can … Continue reading
Portholes in the snow. Early morning hoar frost, calm winds, and a hazy sunrise got me out the door with my camera Tuesday morning. I found plenty to photograph, including frosty milkweed seeds, mouse tracks, and lots more. But it … Continue reading
It seems like a good time to be a crab spider. The drought has greatly reduced the number of flowers blooming in prairies, forcing pollinators to visit fewer flowers in greater numbers. Previously, I’ve used the analogy of crocodiles in watering … Continue reading